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Egypt persecuting Journalists: CPJ

Egypt persecuting Journalists: CPJ

A report by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has noted that journalists face unprecedented threats in Egypt. According to CJP “Egyptian authorities continue to imprison critical journalists while openly pledging media freedom. Egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since CPJ began keeping records” The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit […]

Parliament summons Police and Army over mistreatment of Journalists

 Members of Parliament on the defense and internal Affairs committee have summoned the Army and police over the increasing brutality inflicted on journalists by police officers in the country. The chairperson of the committee Milton Muwuma said that police should appear before the committee on Thursday this week and the Army is needed next week. […]

Uganda Journalist patrick Otim produced in court over treason charges

Hearing of treason case against the New Vision journalist Otim Patrick has kicked off this Monday the 25th/July/2011 before  the High Court in Kampala. The order to produce Otim for trial was made on 6th/May/2011 by the Deputy Registrar of the High Court in Charge of Criminal Division Elizabeth Kabanda to Luzira National remand prison authorities […]

Mbarara journalist assaulted while covering widow’s house demolition

Amosias Ayebazibwe, the correspondent of a daily tabloid, the Red Pepper publication based in Mbarara has been assaulted for covering a demolition of a house belonging to a window identified as Asiimwe. He was assaulted by a mob led by Jackline Nzaare, the wife of Mr. Cox Nyakairu, who is the Kabale Resident District Commissioner […]

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